Monday, December 30, 2013

Leading Difficult Conversations

We all need to have conversations, every so often, that can make us feel uncomfortable. Yet without these conversations it is hard to maintain interactions with colleagues and business partners.
Learning how to have these difficult conversations is a skill.
A good friend, Lydia Kan, is leading a workshop in Brisbane, QLD in a couple of weeks to help you understand better how to approach these conversations.
If you have the time and are in Brisbane I recommend you attend Lydia's workshop.

Find out more and sign up here

Friday, December 20, 2013

Kinect for Windows expands its developer preview program

The new Kinect for Windows 2 device that I received as part of the alpha kit last month is a big step forward form the previous Kinect for Windows device. The resolution is far better and the opportunity for multiple user applications seems to be better. My favourite feature is the possibly the lest expected, the fact that the device has a standard thread for mounting on a tripod.
Kinect for Windows 2 device

The Kinect team is now expanding the availability of these device in the new year and accepting submissions from developers interested in trialling the new device.
The announcement is on the Kinect for Windows team blog here

If you are interested you will need to get your submission in before the end of January 2014.